Introduction

This guide will take you through the process of replacing the optical drive in a HP Compaq nc6400 Laptop. You will need the correct replacement optical drive for your laptop to complete the installation.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off and unplug laptop
  • Turn off and unplug laptop

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Locate the battery lock below the battery labeled one
  • Locate the battery lock below the battery labeled one

  • Slide the lock all the way to the left to release the left lock of the battery

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  • Locate the lock labeled two at the bottom right corner below the battery

  • Slide and hold the lock to the left

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  • Once both the battery locks are unlocked, slide the battery out to remove.

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  • Remove the 4 mm P0 Phillips-head screw indicated by the icon of a lock and disk.

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  • Press and release the eject icon to partially eject the optical drive.

  • Use of a spudger may be necessary to pry open the optical drive.

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  • Grasp the sides and pull the optical drive out.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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